E! television network granted prime cable channel positions in Edmonton
and Calgary markets
CALGARY, Sept. 7 /CNW/ - CanWest MediaWorks today announced that
beginning the week of September 17, 2007, the all-new E! television network
will receive premium dial positions on Shaw Cable in the key Calgary and
The E! television network will launch in Canada today, Friday, September
7 at 7pm MT. New channel assignments in Edmonton and Calgary will take place
during the week of September 17.
"Achieving priority carriage and simulcasts on the cable systems in both
Edmonton and Calgary means that CHCA in Red Deer will be able to grow both its
audience and revenues," said Kathleen Dore, President, Canadian television at
CanWest MediaWorks. "In an increasingly challenging environment for
small-market television, the opportunity to heighten our brand position in
these two strong markets with help strengthen the entire E! network."
CH Currently: Channel 50
Week of Sept 17:
Cable - E!, Channel 18
Over-the-air - E!, Channel 44
CH Currently: Channel 54
Week of Sept. 17:
Cable - E!, Channel 19
Over-the-air - E!, Channel 17
Remains Cable Channel 11 and over-the-air Channel 6
The E! television network debut slate will deliver viewer favourites in
simulcast like "Deal or No Deal", "Boston Legal" and "Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition" as well as innovative new series including "Bionic Woman", "Viva
Laughlin", "Cashmere Mafia", Canadian original production "Shaye" and fan
favourites from the E! library including "E! News" with Ryan Seacrest, "Dr.
90210", "The Simple Life" and the "E! True Hollywood Story".
E!'s fall offering features an impressive roster of marquee talent
including Lucy Liu, Angie Harmon, showbiz news king Ryan Seacrest, Brit
superstar Michelle Ryan and Canadians William Shatner and Laura Harris.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contact: Nicole Starker, (403) 235-7743,